The Best Tax Lawyer Alternative

Why pay for expensive representation when you don’t have to?  If you are dealing with serious delinquent tax issues, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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Most tax issues can be resolved without the need for the expensive hourly rate of a tax lawyer.

Unless you are facing criminal prosecution or already have a court date set, you most likely do not need a tax lawyer.  Rather than hire a tax lawyer whose expertise is outside the scope of tax representation, you should see how Rockwater can help you. If you choose to partner with Rockwater Associates, you will be working with some of the brightest and most experienced tax professionals in the tax compliance industry.  Our communication, honesty, and transparency in our processes make us the right choice to provide a solution to your tax problem. Providing you with a great customer experience as well as the best possible outcome is priority number one.  

The Rockwater Advantage

TAX LAWYER vs ENROLLED AGENT

Enrolled Agents are the only tax professionals who get their license to practice directly from IRS and the United States Treasury. 

A tax lawyer can practice in a very broad range of industries, including matters related to tax issues; while Enrolled Agents only practice in matters specific to tax.  The two major reasons why you should choose and Enrolled Agent over a Tax Lawyer are:

  1. Enrolled Agents often have an area of expertise specifically focused on tax matters.
  2. Enrolled Agents generally charge less per hour than a Tax Lawyer.

Rockwater Associates employs only Enrolled Agents with years of experience representing businesses and individuals with tax issues.

Let a Trusted Partner Help You.

Failure to act is the worst possible response when dealing with the IRS.  Don’t think they will forget about you if you keep quiet. Almost everything is negotiable, including back taxes. With decades of experience working with the IRS and every State, Rockwater Associates is your best hope of reaching a better deal. We have successfully helped thousands of people just like you overcome their tax problem: both small and large.

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How Can We Help You?

Rockwater’s team of trusted and experienced Enrolled Agents will act as the first point of contact on your behalf in all tax matters with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and State taxation authorities.  You will be a trusted partner who will collaborate with the Enrolled Agent assigned to your case.  We believe that frequent and transparent communication during all phases of your representation will be the key to produce the best experience and results for you.

It is possible to negotiate with the IRS by yourself, however, why spend the time doing it yourself when you can have a dedicated, experienced trusted adviser handle it for you? Especially if you owe more than $10,000 or you’re facing a tax audit.

Rockwater Associates can make a formal request detailing responsible cause can be made to the taxing authorities to reduce or eliminate your tax penalties on your liability.   A First Time Penalty Abatement allows a first-time non compliant taxpayer to request abatement of certain penalties for a single tax period.  The IRS will also consider forgiving late payment, late filing, and accuracy-related penalties based on reasonable cause. So, you’ll have to explain what circumstances led to the late filing, payment, or inaccuracy of your return (and there’s a high standard).

An Installment Agreement (IA) allows a taxpayer to pay off their balance over a period of time, typically ranging from 6 months up to 10 years. Depending on the amount owed to the IRS or State tax agency, the period can vary.  There are many types of Installment Agreements available to you and Rockwater works to determine the best option for you.  We work with you to determine the amount of each monthly payment based specifically on your personal assets, property and other financial information before negotiating with the IRS/State taxing agency to achieve the best reoccurring payment plan possible for you.

If your wages have been garnished to satisfy outstanding back taxes owed to the federal or state governments and it has caused you financial hardship, Rockwater Associates can step in to help with the release process and halt continuing garnishments.

Tax liens can be very pesky – if you owe taxes to the IRS or State governments, you probably already know this.  At Rockwater Associates, our experienced staff can help navigate the process to have your tax liens withdrawn.

A bank levy allows the IRS to levy – or withdraw – money from your bank account after attempting to contact you to obtain funds and sending first and final notices of intent to levy.   Rockwater can immediately engage with you and quickly work to release the bank levy against your account.

When working with the IRS, it is almost certain that there will be disputes or discrepancies between them and taxpayers. In order to obtain a non-biased determination of a situation or decision made by the IRS, Rockwater Associates can assist you in exercising your appeals rights.

We can engage with The Office of Appeals, an independent organization of the IRS, that acts as a third party to help the IRS and us resolve disputes through an informal, administrative process.

If you are currently going through or about to be going through the 4180 Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) interview, Rockwater Associates can step in and represent during all phases of the 4180 interview including prep, actual representation at the interview, and problem solving solutions after the interview.

CNC Status is a temporary protection against any and all enforcement action from the taxing authorities. To qualify for CNC Status, also referred to as hardship status or Status 53, a taxpayer must provide documentation showing the taxpayer cannot meet their basic obligations and cannot pay their taxes without seriously harming their standard of living. 

Under CNC Status, the liability owed is removed from active collections and the IRS will wait for the taxpayer’s financial condition to improve. CNC Status is not a full resolution option – it is temporary.

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